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Jun 22nd, 2016, 07:02 PM
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Rome> Salerno>Positano ??

Hi, I will be traveling from Rome to Salerno by train then on to Positano by ferry. Our hotel in Rome is very near the Termini so we will depart from there. Does anyone know...Which station in Salerno do we need to arrive at in order to transfer to the ferry that goes to Positano?
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Jun 22nd, 2016, 09:21 PM
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I believe there is only 1 train station in Salerno. It is a short, easy walk to the harbor area.
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Jun 22nd, 2016, 10:58 PM
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In Salerno at the main station you have to get out, but the train from Rome only stops there. When you get out of the station, with your back to the station, you see a rotatory, there you have to go straight on, you accross the street and go straight, then there is another big street which, you have to accross this one too! Then you see a parking place with in the middle a big statue, at the right of it you see a little street going into the sea, there leaves the boat to Positano! It about 5 minutes walking! It is very near, so you don't have to take a taxi or bus!
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 03:49 AM
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I usually don't correct minor errors, but this is one that's taking on a life of its own, and beginning to cause confusion.

There's no such thing as a "Termini" in Italian. People seem to think it means a "terminal". There's a station called Termini Station, whose name derives from the ancient Roman Diocletian thermal baths (Terme di Diocleziano) just outside the station.

I saw someone in another forum asking where the "Termini" was in Naples, so I think it's worth correcting this misconception.
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 06:08 AM
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Bvlenci....in this case I do mean the Roma Termini station. But thank you for the clarification and the cool, quick history lesson
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 06:11 AM
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Kja...thank you.
When I try to book tickets on the trenitalia site, it gives me options for an arrival station in Salerno, thus my confusion. Any thoughts on that? Thanks!
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 06:12 AM
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Rosanna75....thank you. That sounds easy enough!
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 06:17 AM
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There are more stations in Salerno, but the train from Rome doesn't stop there! Only the local trains. And yes, it is really easy, just go straight on and you arrive at the boat by yourself!
https://www.google.it/maps/dir/Saler...40.6728533!3e3
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 06:22 AM
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Excuse me, this one is better, the other one started in the near of the trainstation! This one is right...

https://www.google.it/maps/dir/Saler...9!2d40.6728533
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 07:29 AM
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Thank you so much! This really helps!
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Jun 23rd, 2016, 07:23 PM
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Sorry for the confusion -- glad you got clearer input!
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Jun 24th, 2016, 10:36 AM
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Really, bvlenci? I looked up the definition of Termini online at WordReference.com. And it says it is the plural of termine, a masculine noun meaning something like terminus. I always thought it referred to a station where all the tracks ended -- as opposed to a through station. But you're right there in Italy, married to an Italian speaker....
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Jun 24th, 2016, 03:45 PM
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Well, I wasn't thinking of plurals when I said there was no such thing as "a termini". There are two words "termine", which in the plural would be "termini", but neither has anything to do with a train station. The first word has several meanings, such as a limit, or a boundary. The second means a "term", e.g., "myocardial infarction is the medical term for a heart attack."

The name of the station indeed takes its name from the Baths of Diocletian. You're not the only one who thought it meant a terminal station, or even just a station. That's why someone asked where the termini was in Naples. I've seen similar questions on Tripadvisor, such as, "How can I get to the Ostiense termini?".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roma_T...ailway_station

The neighborhood was called Termini long before there was a station there. If you ever have time to kill, there are four things worth seeing right outside the station.

One is the National Roman Museum in Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (meaning at the Baths). This has one of the world's best collection of ancient Roman art, plus other artifacts, including jewelry and rare Roman glass.

Another is the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, which was constructed, following a plan of Michelangelo's, inside part of the enormous ancient Diocletian bath complex.

The third is the Museo delle Terme di Diocleziano, which, among other things, preserves the most intact hall of the ancient baths. It also has an interesting permanent exhibit about the early development of ancient Latin writing, including the instruments used, the supports they wrote on, and what they wrote about. This is also part of the National Roman Museum, which has four branches, all of which can be visited for €10, a real bargain. The other branches are the Crypta Balbi, near the Pantheon, and Palazzo Altemps, near Piazza Navona. The jewel in the crown, though, is Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

The final thing is a piece of the ancient Severan wall, just by the station. There is very little remaining of this wall, which was built when Rome was still ruled by kings. Once Rome became strong and expanded, there was no need of city walls until the Empire grew weak and subject to invasions in the 3rd century, almost 500 years later. I don't actually know how to see this from the street. I've only seen it from the train when approaching Termini station.
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Jun 28th, 2016, 02:03 PM
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bvl - you are a mine of information, and I only learnt all this because I opened the thread hoping to find out more about your new fodorite, rosanna75.
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Jun 30th, 2016, 05:16 AM
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Thank you annhig, that's only because I live here!
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Jun 30th, 2016, 05:19 AM
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So, if you need more information, just ask me! It's no problem, I love to share the things I know...
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On your way to Salerno, why not stop off, just before Salerno, at Paestum and visit the magnificent Greek temples there? Visit for a few hours then continue, or stay overnight. It's a beautiful site with an excellent museum.
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thank you rosanna. Where do you live, if you don't mind telling us?
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I live in Vietri sul Mare, the first town of the Amalfitan coast, 5 km from Salerno!
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And I love telling about it, and even more when I can help somebody with some information!
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